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Residential Childcare Team Leader


Vacancy Details

The Bettermeant Group is looking to recruit an experienced Residential Team Leader with a background in Residential Child Care.

The Bettermeant Group (TBG) is on a mission to continue on a life-affirming journey that builds on providing richness of morals, skills, pedagogy in all of the various forms to young people.

TBG is a brand new and not-yet registered care provider of residential childrens’ services. Our first home is a 4-bed home, aimed at providing residential care and support for two young People aged 7-18 years of age. The vulnerable people in our care may also have suffered neglect, trauma, sexual exploitation, or other types of domestic abuse, and may have learning disabilities (LD), challenging behaviours, be on the autistic spectrum, or ADHD.

The Home will be looking to register with CQC and Ofsted, with the vision to create caring, safe and beautiful homes for children to grow up in around a nurturing team.

We want to ingrain sound values and the skills that our future generation needs to fulfil their full potential, enabling them to integrate into society with the necessary tools required to thrive in life.​


Full Time


Key Documents

Application Form
All successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

We are open to discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities.

Person Specification

The Bettermeant Group is on the lookout for a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to join the team within a Children’s Residential Home in the Swadlincote area on a fixed term basis.

The role is full time, with a requirement to pattern work shifts, as well as carrying out between 5-10 sleep shifts every month.

Roles and Responsibilities

The successful candidate would be responsible for a team of support workers including their direct supervision, as well as the day-to-day running of the home. You will also support, assist and deputise for the Registered Manager where necessary. In the absence of the RM, you will be supported and guided by the Responsible Individual in everyday possible; we want you to grow in your career.

As a Residential Support Care Worker, you will work within a team to support the needs of each young person. It is your role to provide a supporting, caring, and safe environment for all young people in our homes. On a daily basis you will be supporting and encouraging your team and young people with educational development, addressing any performance issues, and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

In conjunction with the Learning & Wellbeing Management team, our Team Leader is responsible for the day to day organisation of a team.

Role modelling outstanding working practises our Team Leader ensure the health and wellbeing of the young people in the home. Using your experience and knowledge of complex sexualised and emotional behaviours, autism, ADHD, and / or learning disabilities care you will support others to deliver excellent outcomes for young people, enabling them to lead fulfilling and purposeful lives.

- Line manage, coach, and mentor a team of support workers
- Provide regular supervision and training
- Be part of and support the leadership team where necessary
- Work directly with the children, showcasing yourself as a role model to the team
- Take on such administrative duties as required by the home's manager
- Support the recruitment and induction process as necessary
- Manage staff attendance including sickness and other absences
- Manage staff performance including monthly check-in's, absenteeism, lateness, conduct, performance improvement, staff risk assessments and development plans
- Ensure the use of user-friendly strategies to provide learning & wellbeing support to young people
- Understand and support others to understand and implement young people’s plans
- Carry out personal care for young people in line with their This Is Me plans
- Monitor and manage accuracy and timely completion of young people’s information, ensuring This Is Me plans are accurately maintained
- Ensure young people's timetables are accurately reflected on the paperless software
- Actively promote and manage overall young people’s attendance into schools
- Ensure Safeguarding procedures are followed keeping young people safe from risk of harm and / or abuse
- Ensure that young people’s health needs are met including medication administration
- Ensure young people’s clothing / shoes, possessions and personal finances are safely managed
- Ensure regular contact is maintained with young people’s parents and key stakeholders
- Undertake responsibilities for assigned young people.

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We are investing in our workforce and are promoting opportunities to our under-represented groups. We value equality, diversity and inclusion and are focused on increasing the diversity of our workforce, particularly the number of Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, Disabled and LGBTQ+ people, so that our teams reflect the communities in the city we serve. We are also supporting staff with unpaid caring responsibilities to work flexibly. Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.

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